Connecticut High School Football

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Week 3 Primer and Live Scoring Updates: Less 2010 and more 2011, please

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Something’s not right here. We’re about to begin Week 3 of the 2011 Connecticut high school football season, but, I’ve gotta be honest with you, it still has that 2010 taste to it. Don’t get me wrong. 2010 was fun. Plenty exciting. But I’ve already seen that movie. We’ve already lived that day. Paraphrasing Phil […] [Read More]

The Guide to Week 3′s Games

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Here is your Guide for Week 3′s regional high school football games. FRIDAY VISITOR HOME TIME SKINNY Bassick (0-2) Wilton (2-0) 6 Get excited for your Warriors, Wilton O’Brien Tech (1-1) Capital Prep (2-0) 6:30 Honeymoon’s over, Condors Warde (1-1) New Canaan (2-0) 7 TV show ‘Traditions’ wants a happy ending Trumbull (1-0) Ludlowe (0-2) […] [Read More]

Weekly Football Links: Ansonia-Derby preview; New London travels to Greenwich

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A quick roundup of what’s good around the state as we inch closer to Week 3. Ansonia, Derby resume rivalry Friday night Our first preview of the week, Jason Sonski takes a trip across Division Street for a preview of Friday night’s border rivalry between Ansonia and Derby. The Chargers, of course, rallied from 26-13 […] [Read More]

This is a public service announcement: Important tips on stat keeping

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We interrupt the entertainment portion of the high school blog for an important public service announcement: To all of you junior statisticians, team managers, assistant coaches, parents, fans and, yes, some of you pup reporters out there, there’s a good chance you’re not keeping statistics correctly. The information you are throwing out to the world […] [Read More]

Week 2: Norwalk 25, Stamford 12 (The Movie!)

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Stamford was getting a bunch of attention as the 2011 season dawned. The Black Knights went 6-4 a year ago and, with most of the key players returning, looked poised for a breakout season. But it was attention with an asterisks. For years, Stamford has had the talent but has been unable to climb into […] [Read More]

Week 2: Darien 29, Warde 19 – The Movie!

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There had been a light buzz about Fairfield Warde in the preseason. A senior team, armed with strong and veteran offensive line anchored by Mike Mooney, an emerging quarterback Chris Foley, exceptional linebacker David Wolff and a speedy tailback Devon Lofton. We took the video microscopes to Tetreau-Davis Field to check the Mustangs out against […] [Read More]
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The Elite 8: Week 2

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… Your Elite 8 for Week 2-3. TRENDING UP NORWALK – With a nice 25-12 victory over Stamford, the Bears have supplanted the Black Knights as the FCIAC flavor-of-the-week. The defense was strong, the offense opportunistic, the Bears’ determination to put 12 years of slow starts behind them unwavering. Now […] [Read More]
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State Polls Week 2: Masuk-Xavier poll wrestling continues

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More poll madness this week. While Masuk remained No. 1 in the traditional state media poll. Xavier leap-frogged the Panthers according to the ever-changing roster of CSWA voters. Xavier maintained the top spot in the Day Coaches’ poll. Xaver No. 2 in anything probably is the last thing Cheshire wants. If you didn’t notice last […] [Read More]

The ‘Death Panel’ has spoken: NWC’s Tyler won’t be suspended

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Short and sweet: The CIAC “Score Management” committee — henceforth referred to here as the ‘Death Panel’  — has ruled that Northwest Catholic coach Michael Tyler will not be suspended for violation the 50-point policy in a 52-0 victory over Weaver on Saturday. From the CIAC statement: After a review of reports received from both […] [Read More]

It’s ‘Traditions’ Week in New Canaan

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Week 3′s Warde at New Canaan game isn’t just a crucial FCIAC showdown between a potential upstart (though recently deflated) vs. the established, state-caliber power. It isn’t just Warde coach Duncan Della Volpe matching wits with his old colleagues at New Canaan. It’s also “Traditions” week. Traditions is a weekly feature produced by Drew Thorry‘s […] [Read More]